Holiday Safety Topics
The winter holiday season should be a joyous time of year. However, certain types of fires and injuries associated with holiday cooking and decorations are much more common during this season.
In 2013, Thanksgiving was the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by Christmas eve and Christmas day. Cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home injuries. The leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking. It’s important to be alert to prevent cooking and other Holiday fires.
Christmas Tree Fires
Christmas Trees are a traditional part of the Christmas holiday. They can also be a major source of fuel in a fire. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, one of every three home Christmas tree fires are caused by electrical problems and a heat source too close to the tree caused roughly one in every six.
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MFD Deploys SafetyNet System
Safety Net enables MFD to quickly find and rescue individuals with autism, Alzheimer's, dementia and other similar cognitive conditions who have wandered and become lost. Once enrolled in the service your loved one wears a Safety Net Tracking Bracelet. Each Bracelet emits a signal on a channel used by MFD for tracking people at risk. Safety Net Tracking™ Service is currently available in 18 states located across the country and it has assisted public safety with many successful rescues since its inception.
The Fire Investigation Unit of the Minneapolis Fire Department operates jointly with the Arson Investigation Unit of the Minneapolis Police Department.
The fire investigators work 24 or 48 hour shifts. They respond to all fires with significant losses, as well as any incidents where the cause of the fire is of suspicious or incendiary origin.
If the department determines that arson is the cause of a fire, the Minneapolis Police Department conducts the ensuing investigation.
Report Suspected Arson
|Description:||The Fire Department has three investigators who examine all fires with significant losses, as well as any incidents where the cause of the fire is of suspicious or incendiary origin. If the department determines that arson is the cause of a fire, the Minneapolis Police Department conducts the ensuing investigation.|
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350 S 5th St Rm 233
Minneapolis, MN 55415 - 612-673-2890
Last updated Jul 6, 2016